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Talking of Bulwell , did anyone attend my school Alderman.w.derbyshire secondary  ? The career teacher was useless , said to me wot you want to do lad for career ?   I said jockey , he said wot disc jockey ? I said no , horse race jockey , couldn't give me any info how to embark on that career ,

But I got a job out of the horse and hound magazine !

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13 hours ago, LizzieM said:

I didn’t know anyone when I walked in the place but now have lots of new best friends!   There were 3 ladies sat in the corner sipping on their Barley Wine who asked me if I was looking for Ben …… :laugh:

That'd be Beryl..Maureen...and Valerie........awarded them all 2 Cherries for their Cherry Bs and Babychams back in 63....:rolleyes:

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Mundella was a city grammar. I had the choice of going there but it was at least one bus journey away and didn't appeal. Several of my peers from primary school did choose to go there. Bluecoat was nearer but in those days was a church school and church attendance was mandatory. A letter from the vicar was needed to gain admittance. Both Mundella and Bluecoat were coed. The remaining options, High Pavement and Manning, were not.

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1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

It wasn't an orange MGB GT was It!

Ha, no it was blue Phil

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2 hours ago, David sheridan said:

Talking of Bulwell , did anyone attend my school Alderman.w.derbyshire secondary  ? The career teacher was useless , said to me wot you want to do lad for career ?   I said jockey , he said wot disc jockey ? I said no , horse race jockey , couldn't give me any info how to embark on that career ,

But I got a job out of the horse and hound magazine !

 

Well first off, congratulations for having the 'nous' to look in Horse and Hound.

Thing is David, if he was a 'Career Teacher', it's not surprising he knew nothing, because there was no requirement for Career Teachers to be in any way trained or qualified. The real role of Career Teacher, was to facilitate the activities of the qualified Career Adviser who came from the local Careers Service and who should have been a university graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, plus at least one year post qualifying 'probation', before being let loose on young people. (Like wot I woz..)The Career Teacher role was more to do with ensuring the qualified adviser had access to pupils at key points, organising Careers events etc.

A good Careers Teacher was essential for the smooth operation of the Guidance system in school, but he/she was not meant to be an adviser, though some were better than others.

It's years since I retired, I never worked as an adviser in Nottm and I can't recall the details  but I would have put you in touch with a number or organisations.

 

Edit: I may be mistaken but I seem to recall that Alderman Derbyshire was originally a Secondary School for Girls, called Blenheim School, after the name of the area of former allotments on which it was built. It was re-named for Derbyshire who was something of a high profile local politician and as I recall the renaming was not universally popular.

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1 hour ago, Jill Sparrow said:

Mundella was a city grammar. I had the choice of going there but it was at least one bus journey away and didn't appeal. Several of my peers from primary school did choose to go there. Bluecoat was nearer but in those days was a church school and church attendance was mandatory. A letter from the vicar was needed to gain admittance. Both Mundella and Bluecoat were coed. The remaining options, High Pavement and Manning, were not.

 

Pretty good summation Jill, though I wonder if we've missed any out between us?

 

Edit: Good info here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Nottingham

 

A couple I didn't know, including Clifton Hall, Brincliffe etc....

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Brincliffe was very small and, in 1974, was absorbed into The Manning.

 

Then there were the RC affiliated schools, including Loreto and Becket. FFGS was no longer an option when I had to make a choice, although it was only a few yards up the road from the back entrance of Manning and my journey would have been, essentially, the same.

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Bulwell in the 60s was popular for Bestwood Estate residents to go shopping, at that time you could buy most things that you wanted.  It had a very busy Market in the centre island , how anybody never was killed by the traffic going to and from the market was surprising. I can remember having to there go with on a Saturday with my mother walking there and back carrying the shopping, Bulwell as with most has seen the decline of markets and variety of shops.

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Yep. Boowul was a lovely place. My Mum and Sister used to go shopping there on Saturday mornings.. getting most of the 'big shop' in the co-op that is now the William Peveril. I often went to the library in Highbury and then joined them for a coffee and a sausage roll in the upstairs cafe.

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On 11/6/2022 at 6:51 PM, DJ360 said:

 

Well first off, congratulations for having the 'nous' to look in Horse and Hound.

Thing is David, if he was a 'Career Teacher', it's not surprising he knew nothing, because there was no requirement for Career Teachers to be in any way trained or qualified. The real role of Career Teacher, was to facilitate the activities of the qualified Career Adviser who came from the local Careers Service and who should have been a university graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance, plus at least one year post qualifying 'probation', before being let loose on young people. (Like wot I woz..)The Career Teacher role was more to do with ensuring the qualified adviser had access to pupils at key points, organising Careers events etc.

A good Careers Teacher was essential for the smooth operation of the Guidance system in school, but he/she was not meant to be an adviser, though some were better than others.

It's years since I retired, I never worked as an adviser in Nottm and I can't recall the details  but I would have put you in touch with a number or organisations.

 

Edit: I may be mistaken but I seem to recall that Alderman Derbyshire was originally a Secondary School for Girls, called Blenheim School, after the name of the area of former allotments on which it was built. It was re-named for Derbyshire who was something of a high profile local politician and as I recall the renaming was not universally popular.

Thanks Col, dunno about Blenheim girls school , but I remember we had a Blenheim house , can't remember my house name at school , but I give our maths teacher Mr Madeley a right bloody good laugh , as maths was my poorest subject , figuring I didn't have to add up sums riding racehorses , once we had a test , some of the questions went like what is 457× 53 , my answer 23 ??   The maths teacher wrote in red writing on my test sheet  you get an A star for your guessing,  and making me piss me pants laughing !!!

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